Jurassic World held off everything else once again for a $54 million dollar take, and has now crossed $500 million domestically, becoming only the fifth film ever to reach that marker. Unbelievably, it's behind only Avatar, Titanic, The Avengers, and The Dark Knight, and it got there faster than any movie in history. It's been holding fantastically well week to week and will probably end up passing The Dark Knight in total, not sure if it can get to $600 million like the other three. Either way, that success is astounding and inexplicable, considering the cultural impact of the other films on that list. I don't care how much people enjoyed this movie, there's no real way to explain how it's done this phenomenally well.
Inside Out fell a small 42% for second place, coming in with $52 million, and it now has $184 million total- that's a great drop, in line with Pixar's usual tendency for its films to have strong legs, while new release Ted 2 opened with just $32 million, much less than the $54 million of the first movie, and less than was expected, as it was projected to at least take in $45-50 million this weekend. I suppose the novelty has worn off on the talking bear. The family film Max (a movie I had never heard of until a few days ago) came in fourth with $12 million- not too bad considering the marketing was non-existent, and Spy was fifth with $8 million, bringing its total to $88 million.
- Jurassic World- $54 million
- Inside Out- $52 million
- Ted 2- $33 million
- Max- $12 million
- Spy- $7.8 million
The limited release films continue to struggle, with Love & Mercy nearing $10 million. The adult audience has been sucked in by the success of Jurassic World as well, with no counter-programming seemingly needed this summer. With the 4th of July coming up next weekend, the new release films come out on Wednesday the 1st, and those include the new Terminator film and Magic Mike XXL. I presume Magic Mike will have a hefty female audience, although reviews could be a question mark. See you guys on the next holiday weekend!